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Red Ribbon Week


Here are some ideas of activities to do during Red Ribbon Week which is a 'Just Say No To Drugs' program during the last week of October: 1) Have the students trace one of their feet on red paper, cut it out, and sign it. Then, glue the feet on a huge white banner and spell out the words, Take A Stand Against Drugs with the feet. This can be hung at the front of the school. 2) Have students participate in a Planting of Promises. Ask a local nursery to donate several hundred red tulip bulbs and bulb food. Have the students plant a piece of paper with a promise to be drug free. On top of the paper, plant the bulb and the bulb food. In the spring, there will be a beautiful garden of red tulips to remind the students of the promise they made. Purple crocuses can also be planted among the tulips to spell out the word NO. 3) Assign each class a tree on the school grounds. Each class must tie a red ribbon around their tree to signify the unity of the student body against drugs. 4) Give all students a small red plastic ribbon to tie to a chain link fence within the perimeter of an outline of the word, NO. 5) Get the local grocery store to donate paper grocery bags. Have the students decorate them with a 'Say No to Drugs' slogan and return them to the grocery store to be used. 6) To rally at the end of the week, have the kids wear red and stand in front of the foot banner. Decorate with red helium balloons, hand out red licorice sticks and invite the local police to speak to the kids about drugs. End the event with a red punch and cookie party in the schoolyard.

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